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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida sheriff's office that investigated the disappearance of Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter overlooked evidence that someone in their home did a Google search for "fool-proof" suffocation methods on the day the girl was last seen alive.
Orange County sheriff's Capt. Angelo Nieves said Sunday that the office's computer investigator missed the June 16, 2008, search. The agency's admission was first reported by Orlando television station WKMG. It's not known who performed the search. The station reported it was done on a browser primarily used by the 2-year-old's mother, Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of the girl's murder in 2011.
Anthony's attorneys argued during trial that Casey Anthony helped her father, George Anthony, cover up the girl's drowning in the family pool.
WKMG reports that sheriff's investigators pulled 17 vague entries only from the computer's Internet Explorer browser, not the Mozilla Firefox browser commonly used by Casey Anthony. More than 1,200 Firefox entries, including the suffocation search, were overlooked.
Whoever conducted the Google search looked for the term "fool-proof suffication," misspelling "suffocation," and then clicked on an article about suicide that discussed taking poison and putting a bag over one's head.
The browser then recorded activity on the social networking site MySpace, which was used by Casey Anthony but not her father.
A computer expert for Anthony's defense team found the search before the trial. Her lead attorney, Jose Baez, first mentioned the search in his book about the case but suggested it was George Anthony who conducted the search after Caylee drowned because he wanted to kill himself.
Not knowing about the computer search, prosecutors had argued Caylee was poisoned with chloroform and then suffocated by duct tape placed over her mouth and nose. The girl's body was found six months after she disappeared in a field near the family home and was too decomposed for an exact cause of death to be determined.
Prosecutors presented evidence that someone in the Anthony home searched online for how to make chloroform, but Casey Anthony's mother, Cindy, claimed on the witness stand that she had done the searches by mistake while looking up information about chlorophyll.
Many jurors apparently went into hiding amid public outrage over the verdict and refused to comment, but two have said prosecutors couldn't conclusively prove how Caylee died.
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Well, This Baltimore native (who was most recently featured on BET 106 & Park) came from a musical household where love and music guided the way. It was befitting for her to want to become a singer.
Shadina on BET 106 & Park
Shadina's mother, Topaz,is an accomplished singer in her own right. Produced and managed by the team of TEDDY RILEY and GENE GRIFFIN, Topaz was the lead singer on some chart topping hits of her own. She also worked with R&B and Reggae legends RICK JAMES, EVELYN KING, BOBBY BROWN, JIMMY CLIFF as well as many others. Shadina recalls, "I used to go to sound check and watch my mother perform. She'd sit me on a speaker and I would get to see her do her thing." SHADINA was BORN FOR THIS, which is also the title of her CD, released on her own label, LMLD (LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER). She's been singing since the age of 2. Shadina started a dance group, Raw Fusion, at the tender age of ten and made numerous appearances on The Apollo Theater stage, which gained her dance group great notoriety. Only 13 years old, OTIS WILLIAMS of THE TEMPTATIONS discovered Shadina. Otis took her into the studio and immediately saw her talent. She learned her way around the studio from her mother and other professionals and from listening to past and present day R&B singers. She collaborated with producers Randy Muller, Jazzo (works with JayZ), Davon Howard and Korean Bad Boy, SEIYOUNG to form her electrifying sound."It's one thing to sing someone else's song but what I want to deliver a song that I feel from deep within, so I write and produce my own music and songs that represents me."Beyond writing songs Shadina has a voice that is undeniably unique. Drawing from an array of influences that range from MARY J, JANET to WHITNEY. Her Godfather, NBA hall of fame superstar Earl "THE PEARL" Monroe, has invested in her career by having her sing The National Anthem at NBA games, including Madison Square Garden. Check out her video for "Pop It". Shadina...a true star on the rise!
Birdman's new Miami Coop
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Yesterday I told you about the warrant out for Scott Storch's arrest, well to add insult to injury, I just learned that Storch's former "Star Island" mansion in Miami was bought by non other than Cash Money Record's CEO.
The 20,000-square-foot Palm Island mansion that once belonged to the super producer is now rightfully back in the hands of rap royalty. Birdman, the guy everyone from Nicki Minaj to Drake calls "boss," just scooped up the massive home for $14.5 million.
Storch lost the home to foreclosure in 2010. The co-owner of Rockstar Energy drinks bought it up for $6.75 million and according to TMZ has now sold it for a hefty profit to Birdman, co-founder of Cash Money Records.
Check out this realestate tour of the Miami crib